Oxfordshire County Council backs bid to Keep Antibiotics Working

(Published on 12/12/2017)

Oxfordshire County Council is supporting Public Health England’s new campaign in the Thames Valley to “Keep antibiotics working”.

As the cold weather sets in across Oxfordshire, people are being warned that taking antibiotics unnecessarily to treat illnesses such as coughs, earache and sore throats may not only work but also puts them at risk of more severe and longer infection in the future.

This campaign urges residents in the Thames Valley to always trust their doctor, nurse or pharmacist’s advice as to when they need antibiotics. If antibiotics are prescribed, take them as directed and never save them for later use or share them with others. The campaign also provides effective self-care advice to help individuals and their families feel better if they are not prescribed antibiotics.

See the Oxfordshire County Council website for more information